RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'Keith Hansen'" <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 12:42:33 -0700

> From: Keith Hansen

> * Person refuses to work 80 hours. Company terminates person.
> * Person files claim for unemployment compensation.
> Question: Is there any way the company could successfully contest the
> claim?

Not in California. The EDD in CA interviews Unemployment Insurance (UI)
applicants before approving a claim UI benefits. During an interview, I was
asked about why my previous job ended. I wondered what it takes to have a
UI claim denied. I did know that quitting without just cause and being
fired for certain reasons would get a denial. I wanted to know what reasons
for being fired would do it and the agent said that a claim could be denied
for theft by the employee, criminal acts, and acts that impact the health
and safety of others. (There are probably more reasons.) So I said, "so if
I threw a chair at my boss, then my claim would be denied?" "Yes." "What
if I had a good reason to throw the chair?" ...



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